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Talk Back With DC Slam Poets

Bas Böttcher, Pages Matam: Pages Matam , Clint Smith, Thomas Hill and Sarah Lawson

Moderated by Sarah Browning (Split this Rock)

This talkback between Bas Böttcher and leading Washington, DC-based slam poets will discuss:
-What issues are addressed using slam poetry in the United States and Germany?
-What are the different forms and inspirations for slam poetry in the two countries?
-What is the history of slam in Germany?
-How has the media changed and reflected slam poetry?
-Does the recent prevalence of viral videos affect poets’ way of making performances?
-What opportunities are there for slam poets to tour internationally?

Presented in cooperation with Beltway Poetry Slam.

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This event is part of the series Bas Böttcher: 20 Years of Slam Poetry - To Germany and Back Again


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